Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers
Hiring experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers after an accident can help you recover life-changing compensation. For over 40 years, our legal team has been fighting for accident victims in Florida and recovered over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Let Team Farah go to work for you if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Since 1979, our legal team has been committed to fighting for the rights of Tampa accident victims. Our highly-rated trial attorneys have the experience and resources to help you and your family recover after car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, SSDI, wrongful death, and other personal injury matters.
You’ve suffered injuries in an accident in Florida because someone else was careless. You deserve compensation for your medical treatment, loss of income, damage to property, and emotional distress. The experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah can help you maximize your financial recovery.
Let us go to work for you. Call us at (813) 358-0490 for your free, no-obligation case review to learn more about how we may be able to help.
Benefits of Working With the Award-Winning Attorneys at Farah & Farah
Research shows that you’re more likely to win your case when you hire an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer to represent you.
With a trusted legal advocate in your corner, you’re also likely to win more compensation.But not all attorneys will get you the same results. You deserve to work with an attorney you can trust—one with extensive experience and a proven ability to win tough cases like yours.
Here are some of the considerable benefits of choosing Farah & Farah to handle your Tampa personal injury case:
We’re personal injury lawyers you can trust and count on when things get tough. From the first moment you call Farah & Farah, we are committed to ensuring you’re treated with honesty, dignity, and respect and that your case gets the individualized attention it deserves. We work as a team, combining our talents and knowledge, giving you the firepower and resources to take on even the largest insurance companies or corporations and get you the compensation you need to get back to your life.
Our team is also deeply invested in the Tampa community and spends considerable time and resources working to improve the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. We’re proud to give back to the community through volunteer hours and donations to local charities.
Our Tampa Personal Injury Practice Areas
Farah & Farah handles all types of personal injury cases in Tampa, Florida, including:
Our experience spans over four decades, and our ability to achieve meaningful results for our clients is clear. Call our law office in Tampa, FL, at (813) 358-0490 to speak with an attorney to learn more about your legal options today.
How Much Is My Tampa Personal Injury Case Worth?
When you file an insurance claim or seek money in a lawsuit, you can recover compensatory damages. This can include economic damages, reimbursing you for your financial losses, and non-economic, compensating you for the trauma and effects on your quality of life. Recoverable damages can include the following:
In some rare situations, punitive damages can also be awarded, but a jury must find that the defendant’s conduct was intentionally harmful or grossly negligent.
While the types of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case are fairly standard, the value of those damages can vary widely from case to case. Several factors are important when calculating a personal injury case’s worth, including the answers to the following questions:
Generally, cases where the injuries are catastrophic and fundamentally change a person’s daily life will be worth the most.
However, never underestimate what your personal injury case might be worth. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Tampa to discuss the details of your case. We’ll listen to your side of the story, consider available evidence and facts, and give you some preliminary insight into what your case might be worth and how we can help you maximize your recovery.
Understanding Liability and Negligence in a Tampa Personal Injury Case
Under Florida law, liability, or financial responsibility, extends to anyone who contributes to an accident.
In most cases, liability is a result of negligence. In simple terms, negligence means that a person who was responsible for acting with care didn’t and caused someone else to get hurt.
What Do I Have To Prove To Win My Tampa Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When you file a negligence claim in Tampa, you will have the burden of proving the following four elements:
To be successful, you must be able to prove your case by a preponderance of the evidence. That means a jury has to be convinced that your argument is more likely true than not.
How Can Contributory Fault Impact My Financial Recovery in a Tampa Injury Claim?
Liability extends to everyone who causes an accident, including victims. Florida has adopted a modified comparative negligence rule under which those who share the majority of the blame are barred from pursuing damages. The law works as follows:
If you’re partly to blame for your accident, you’ll be entitled to a fraction of your financial award. Damages are reduced proportionately. So if you’re 30 percent at fault, there will be a 30 percent reduction in your financial recovery.
Tampa Personal Injury FAQs
Accidents can be overwhelming and stressful. You probably have many questions about the legal process, your rights, and your ability to get compensation. Our personal injury attorneys in Tampa have the answers you need.
What Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Tampa?
Nothing up front. Nothing out of pocket. When you hire Farah & Farah, there’s absolutely no cost to you unless we win your personal injury case.
We work on a contingency basis, which means our fee depends entirely on your case’s outcome. We don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you. When we win a verdict or negotiate a settlement, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of the proceeds.
What’s the Deadline To File a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Two years. The Florida personal injury statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the accident or from the date you discovered your injuries. Once the statute of limitations expires, you give up the opportunity to demand accountability and obtain the financial award you deserve.
How Long Does it Take To Settle a Personal Injury Case in Tampa?
It depends. Some cases can settle in a matter of days or weeks. Others can take months—or longer. Many factors can influence how long your specific case will take to settle. Among those factors are:
While you might be eager to get a settlement check, it’s important not to rush things. Once you agree to accept an offer, you’ll waive the right to future damages. So, if you accept less than your case is worth, you’ll be left with the burden of future costs and expenses.
You can accelerate the claims process by putting an accomplished trial attorney on your case. Why? When the insurance company knows that your attorney isn’t afraid of going to trial, they might be more inclined to negotiate fairly and extend a fair offer.
What’s Considered a Serious Injury in Florida?
When you suffer a serious injury in a Florida car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation from an at-fault motorist, another liable party, or their insurance companies.
Florida law defines “serious bodily injury” as “a physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ.”
While almost any injury could potentially meet this definition, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, amputation, severely broken bones, and internal organ damage tend to qualify as serious injuries.
How Much Are My Pain and Suffering Worth?
It’s hard to put a price on pain and suffering. After all, it’s incredibly personal and subjective.
Pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages because unlike economic damages, they aim to compensate you for subjective losses that don’t correspond with a specific monetary value. They are calculated after economic damages, such as medical bills and other verifiable accident-related costs and expenses.
Then non-economic damages are usually valued using a multiplier, typically between one and five. The more extreme your pain and suffering, the higher the multiplier.
Let’s say your economic damages total $1 million. You’ve suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury that’s caused permanent partial mobility loss and substantially interfered with your ability to participate in and enjoy your life.
As a result, a multiplier of four is used to calculate your pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering would be worth $4 million. When that is added to the $1 million in economic damages, you’ll receive a total of $5 million in damages.
Call Our Trusted Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers For Help Today
If you’ve recently suffered the tragic death of a family member or sustained serious injuries in a Tampa accident, call Farah & Farah at (813) 358-0490 today.
We’re nationally-recognized Tampa personal injury lawyers with a proven ability to win the most challenging cases. Protecting Floridians since 1979, our law firm is a trusted ally to accident victims and grieving families. Experience makes all the difference. Put ours to work for you.
Contact our law office in Tampa, Florida, for your free consultation now. We’re always here to help—24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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